Sotheby’s is pleased to present for the first time an exhibition celebrating the writer, Tung Chiao’s collection ranging from Chinese paintings, letters, scholarly objects as well as his manuscripts and recent calligraphy works. The author’s daily study has been recreated and the very desk which he writes on everyday is also exhibited to offer a glimpse into the scholarly world of the author. The exhibition will remain on view through 29 April. To learn more about the exhibition and the forthcoming events please visit sothebys.com/TC.
A new world auction record for Chinese Ceramics was achieved in Hong Kong when an extraordinarily rare Ru guanyao brush washer sold for HK$294.3 million ($37.7million) after 20 minutes of tense bidding. Regarded as the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, the brush washer broke the previous record of HK$281.24 Million (US$36.05 Million) set in 2014 by a Ming Dynasty Chicken Cup. With eighteen auctions over five days, the Autumn Sale series achieved a grand total of HK$3.15 billion (US$404 million), a 42% increase in sales compared to one year ago, lifting Sotheby’s annual total for major auctions held in Hong Kong to the highest level since 2014. Top prices achieved spanned centuries and categories with sixteen auctions records established. Click to see the week’s top prices.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings sale achieved a total of HK$519.57 million/ US$66.5 million on 2 October 2017. Highlights included Li Keran’s Magnificent Mountains With Gushy Cascades, sold for HK$122million/ US$15.6 million, and Fu Baoshi’s Trekking Over Mountains In Moonlight, sold for HK$92.9 million/ US$12 million. For more information, please click here.
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